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BRE PhD Graduate Winning the BIM Africa Innovation Awards 2021 (Category: Research Excellence Award)

2 Nov 2021

Dr Timothy OLAWUMI with the Award Plaque

Dr Timothy OLAWUMI (middle), Prof. Mark Deakin (right) and Dr Suha Jaradat (left) Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, United Kingdom

Award Certificate - BIM Africa Innovation Awards 2021 (Category: Research Excellence Award)

In the recently concluded BIM Africa Innovation Awards 2021 organized by BIM Africa, Dr Timothy OLAWUMI – a PhD graduate of the Department of Building and Real Estate (BRE) of PolyU in 2020 received the prestigious Research Excellence Award (out of the 298 nominations received by BIM Africa).

The BIM Africa Innovation Awards 2021 seeks to recognize the talents and efforts of leading industry professionals and organizations in the construction sector going above and beyond to deploy innovative solutions towards Africa’s Development. There are nine award categories in total ( which is based on nominations of candidates for any of the award category while nine appointed award judges make the final award assessment. Timothy received his award plaque and certificate during the online award presentation ceremony on Tuesday, 2 November 2021.

Dr Olawumi is grateful to have been nominated for the award by a number of people, including Cr Dr Daniel W.M. CHAN, Associate Professor and Associate Head (Teaching) of BRE, who effectively supervised his PhD research study which Timothy completed in August 2020. He also appreciated the award judges for the recognition that he received for his research work. Dr Olawumi is currently an Assistant Professor / Lecturer of Construction and Surveying, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, United Kingdom.

The BIM Africa Research Excellence Award is awarded to an “exceptional Individual of African descent in Academia (or a Research Team/Project) that have developed and completed research works involving the deployment of innovative digital technologies and processes towards driving the building and infrastructure Industry’s transformation”.


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